Re: "Cart" page with JAWS & NVDA


You can move through headings by pressing h while not in the headings list.  You also don't have to keep switching in and out of the headings list to see what may be underneath the heading.  There may be links.  If the heading is a link, there may be a teaser giving information about a story you may want to read to decide if you want to read the story itself.  NVDA has a links command, k to move forward and shift k to move gbackwards.  And if you move by links without using the links list, again, you can more efficiently look under a link to see if additional information is available without leaving the links list, then reentering it again.  I see no advantage that means anything conferred by the links list. 

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Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] "Cart" page with JAWS & NVDA

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 09:20 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
What you are saying in a nutshell is that you should always scope out unfamiliar web pages and then when you know what is going on on such pages, use your quick navigation, links lists and so on.

Every single one of the "lists" features also has its place, and that place is not only after one is familiar with the page.  Going through headings lists on things like newspaper websites gets one through what is generally the list of headlines and doing the same on search pages puts one through the click-through text for the search results returned.

Sometimes using the links list (which is my very least favorite thing to use) allows someone to get a quick overview of what's on the page just by arrowing through it.

All of these tools are appropriately used in combination.  I am also a huge fan of the screen reader search function and, for those willing to use it, mouse tracking.  You can get a decent idea of what's on a completely unfamiliar page by gliding the mouse around and listening to what is announced that's underneath it.  Very few screen reader users who are not also former users of the mouse are willing to do this, though.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

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